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post #16 of 44 (permalink) Old 02-21-2017, 11:32 AM
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Sounds like you may have a browser injection...

https://www.malwarebytes.com

https://www.malwarebytes.com/mac/

And yes, this one is free.

Then set up ad-blocking extensions with your browser of choice.
I downloaded the free trail copy. I says that it detected 220 possible problems on my computer. I was able to open a window that listed all 220. But it did not fix anything and did not have any way to fix anything. I guess a person has to pay for it to actually get it to fix something. Most of those 220 items are probably not malware, viruses, etc.

I did look up some of the things on the list, one was definitely malware. Some of them were part of Window OS ... some files and some were items in the windows registry. I would now need to go to each of those 220 items, research each one and determine if it really is a problem. Talk about labor intensive!! And I probably do need to do this. I ran for a week or so with my virus protection software expired. I guess that's the price.

Or did I miss something about using Malwarebytes?

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Or did I miss something about using Malwarebytes?
Malwarebytes kicks butt!! Just make sure you get the free version, the website makes this purposefully confusing.
Can't tell you number of times I swore I downloaded the free version only to find out it's the pay version with an introductory period.
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OK, yesterday this problem got so bad on my computer that I was unable to do much on TAM because 90% of the time when I opened a window on the forums, my browser was redirected to some other site... often to some kind of ransom-ware type site.

I’m posting the following just in case it helps someone fix their adware/malware issues. Almost every time I opened a thread I'd get one of the two warnings below

About 2 weeks ago my anti-virus (AVG Anti-Virus) subscription expired and did not renew. (Stupid me!)
In the last few days, when I was on TAM, my browser was re-directed to other sites. By yesterday it got so bad that almost every time I opened a screen on TAM, the browser would go to another site telling me that I had a virus problem, etc. (Basically ransom sites).
So I tried malwarebyte, it did not fix anything.
Then I installed WebRoot (Anti-virus cyber security software). I forgot to uninstall AVG Anti-Virus. So I now had two anti-viruses running. AVG was running in so much as it kept popping up and telling me that I needed to renew it.

Then I started to get the warning screens/popups in the images below. I was getting one of those almost every time I tried to get onto TAM. I now had competing anti-viruses. And apparently neither one of them was eliminating the threat, only warning me.

So I then uninstalled AVG. Once I uninstalled AVG, WebRoot could do it’s job. The problem is fixed.

I also had WebRoot installed for cybersecurity.

My point? Check the anti-virus on your computer. Make sure it’s up-to-date and your subscription is current. Use it to scan your computer and fix any adware/malware problem. Make sure you do not have more than one anti-virus on your computer since they will compete with each other and neither will work very well.

This might fix your problem.
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Malwarebytes kicks butt!! Just make sure you get the free version, the website makes this purposefully confusing.

Can't tell you number of times I swore I downloaded the free version only to find out it's the pay version with an introductory period.
Yea, that's what I got, a trial version with something like a 14 day trial period. And as I said, the version I got did nothing but scan and list 220 files/directories that may or may not be a problem.

So I guess it did not really do anything because I got the wrong version.

Can it be used when I have another anti-virus on my computer? I tried to find something that talked about this but have not yet.
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This is a redirect virus. Sometimes hard to eradicate. Malware Bytes works in conjunction with your antivirus. Run it and let it clean what it can.

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Can it be used when I have another anti-virus on my computer? I tried to find something that talked about this but have not yet.
Yes, can be used with the AVG, no problem.

Just curious, why not use the free version of AVG? I've had it it over 3 years and it has been fantastic.
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Also, you may need to run different malware programs as some redirect virus will shut down Malwarebytes and others.

See a good list here of other free malware programs:

Malware Protection Software - Best Malware Protection Software

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Malwarebytes kicks butt!! Just make sure you get the free version, the website makes this purposefully confusing.
Can't tell you number of times I swore I downloaded the free version only to find out it's the pay version with an introductory period.
You get 14 days of the full version, enough time to fix and tweak your browser setting to block stuff from hitting you in the future.
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Yes, can be used with the AVG, no problem.

Just curious, why not use the free version of AVG? I've had it it over 3 years and it has been fantastic.
AVG and other antivirus do not catch malware. Programs like Maleware Bytes do.

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I have never had it NOT fix anything Mac or Windows (yes, Mac can get the redirect injections too).

Once it finds the things in the way, go to Quarantine and select them for restore or deletion.

Did you see the Quarantine Tab @EleGirl?

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Yes, can be used with the AVG, no problem.

Just curious, why not use the free version of AVG? I've had it it over 3 years and it has been fantastic.
I'm using WebRoot now since that's what I use for my business. Since the business pays for it with a maintenance package, I'm using one of the extra licenses. So it is technically free on my personal computers.
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You get 14 days of the full version, enough time to fix and tweak your browser setting to block stuff from hitting you in the future.
When I ran this version of it, all it did was to list out 220 potential problems. There was nothing available to fix anything. It ran for 2.5 hours before I just gave up and shut it down.
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Add me to this problem. Was getting redirected yesterday.
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But this is a TAM only problem for me.

How exactly does that work?

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When I ran this version of it, all it did was to list out 220 potential problems. There was nothing available to fix anything. It ran for 2.5 hours before I just gave up and shut it down.
It appears the redirect is shutting down Maleware Bytes is my guess. The list of 10 programs noted above, try one of these. Sometimes it takes several to get the problem resolved because these malicious viruses look to disrupt major antivirus/maleware programs.

https://malwaretips.com/blogs/remove...edirect-virus/

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